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Ridley Fenix SL Disc Road Bike Frameset

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    Tech Specs

    Frame Material:
    30T-24T high modulus, unidirectional carbon fiber
    Wheel Size:
    700c
    Fork:
    Fenix SL Disc
    Head Tube Diameter:
    1-1/8 - 1.5in tapered
    Headset Included:
    yes, FSA IS
    Bottom Bracket Type:
    BB86
    Cable Routing:
    Internal
    Front Derailleur Mount:
    Braze-On
    Derailleur Pull:
    bottom
    Brake Type:
    Flat Mount Disc (140-160mm rotor)
    Compatible Components:
    mechanical, electronic
    Seatpost Diameter:
    27.2mm
    Seat Collar:
    31.8mm
    Front Axle:
    12mm Thru-Axle
    Rear Axle:
    12 x 142mm
    Claimed Weight:
    [Medium] 1140g
    Recommended Use:
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    5 years

    Fenix SL Disc Road Bike Frameset

    If we said that it took some convincing for disc brakes to start grasping a hold in the peloton it would be an understatement. It was a bit more like pulling teeth with the pros, but for most riders, it doesn't take more than a day on discs to understand its benefits, which would explain why we've been seeing more disc-equipped bikes making their way first through the finish lines first in professional races. So, it should come as no surprise that Ridley's Fenix SL DiscRoad Bike Frameset is ready to tackle your most demanding rides be it over smooth roads or slick cobbles. It offers a stiff unidirectional carbon layup to transfer maximum power while soaking up vibrations from rural chip seal county roads, while its race-ready geometry doesn't forget that speed is an important element in having fun while you're out there. When you consider that Ridley hails from the capital of hard classic riders and races, you quickly realize that you have an able partner when giving it your all on your most heroic rides.

    While this Fenix is more than capable in Flandrian sprint finishes and animated road race tactics, its combination of powerful disc brakes and artful layup of vibration devouring unidirectional carbon fibers expand its capabilities beyond buttery smooth pavement into roads (and paths) less traveled. In comparison to the super-stiff featherweight frames in Ridley's line that use up to 60-ton moduli, the Fenix SL utilizes a blend of 30-ton and 24-ton carbon to strike a balance between road-smoothing compliance, rigid efficiency, and race-worthy weight. Poorly graded gravel, cobbles, and other road hazards that would otherwise feel like jarring punches on a 60-ton carbon take on all the disagreeability of crosswalk paint, though the stiff, tapered head tube does provide responsive steering to dodge unrideable obstacles and skillfully dissects a winding canyon road.

    Compared to the original Fenix, the Fenix Disc also has a slightly bigger wheelbase, measuring 2mm longer for a size medium. While this difference is more pronounced in the smaller sizes, even the bigger frames benefit from a more stable footing over packed gravel and tamer dirt roads. The adventure-minded cyclist will also appreciate the Disc model's increased tire clearance, allowing for bigger tires and maximum plushness and reliability on everything from epic rides over baking summer asphalt to winter base miles over slushy roads.

    • All-terrain capable steed with geometry for endurance
    • Carbon construction blends stiffness and compliance
    • Beefy bottom bracket shell for efficient power transfer
    • Endurance geometry balances comfort and responsiveness
    • Tapered head tube adds responsive control to tracking
    • Stop on a dime with hydraulic disc brakes

    I'm a believer!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have several race bikes that yield a stiff ride. I'm a big dude and after 70 miles on my BH G7, my body was taking a beating. I was looking for something that would cushion the road and allow me to enjoy longer rides without giving up too much performance. I became interested in this bike because I heard that it was used on the cobbles - and it often wins. Well, after researching the frame, I also saw that it was a favorite of Dan Lloyd of GCN. I mean - I'm an older guy but I still want to ride a steed - not a sofa! I bought it and built it up with Ultegra Di2 and Reynolds AR 58/62 X DBs.



    I love it. I describe it as the spawn of a ballon and a rocket. It's plenty fast, yet extremely compliant. Just what the doctor ordered! Fun to ride, good handling, fast, and comfortable. You might not like my setup - but it does turn a lot of heads.

    I'm a believer!

    This is a simply excellent bike.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I honestly can't fault this bike. The quality of frame construction is incredible, the paint is absolutely flawless (and looks very fetching in real life), the ride quality is sublime, and the whole bike is oozing with common sense. The biggest impression I got while riding the Fenix SL disc was that Ridley knows how to make really, REALLY smart bikes. They didn't use any silly axle standards, integrated/proprietary cockpit 'solutions', and they didn't abandon everything in the same of light/aero. This bike is simply very comfortable, very stiff under power, and presents incredible value. I would take this bike over a Dogma F10, especially when you consider value. Of course, this takes into account the fact that the Fenix SL is much more reigned-in in terms of handling (they're not really comparable bikes), but the point stands. The Fenix SL is the 'buyers-remorse-proof' bike. For the same money you'll spend on the aforementioned Pinarello (or Factor, or Wilier, or Bianchi), you can have a Fenix SL with a better build kit, that will ride better, and cost you less.

    Feel free to contact me directly at jdraper@backcountry.com if you have any questions!

    I read Joe's review and, frankly, didn't believe him. I emailed him and we exchanged some communications. I wound up buying this bike. See my review.

    Ridley

    Fenix SL
     

    Seat Tube
    (c-c)

    Seat Tube
    (c-t)

    Effective Top Tube

    Stack

    Reach

    Stand Over

    Head Tube

    Head Tube Angle

    Seat Tube Angle

    Bottom Bracket Height

    Bottom Bracket Drop

    Chainstay

    Wheelbase
    XXS   45cm 51.5cm 50.7cm 37.9cm 74cm 10.7cm 71.8o 75o   6.8cm 41cm 97.5cm
    XS   48cm 52.5cm 52.7cm 37.4cm 76.5cm 12.7cm 72o 74o   6.8cm 41cm 97.5cm
    S   51cm 54.5cm 54.2cm 38.4cm 78.9cm 14.2cm 73o 73.5o   6.6cm 41cm 98.2cm
    M   54cm 56.5cm 57.3cm 39.2cm 82cm 17.2cm 73.5o 73o   6.6cm 41cm 99.2cm
    L   57cm 58.5cm 59.9cm 39.6cm 85cm 20.2cm 73.5o 72.5o   6.3cm 41.3cm 101cm
    XL   60cm 60cm 62.4cm 40.3cm 87.8cm 22.7cm 74o 72.5o   6.3cm 41.3cm 101.9cm